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What if Beethoven were a 21st-century composer?

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A Cubist approach to the German genius

As is true of all classics, Beethoven’s music never ages. Loved by both connoisseurs and neophytes, its appeal is universal. But what if Beethoven were a contemporary composer, instead of the key figure of the transition from Classical to Romantic music? The renowned composer, pianist and music scholar Bruce Adolphe’s adaptation of Für Elise might give us an answer, as it implies a Cubist approach to the German genius.

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